On Monday, Apple unveiled iOS 16 and while at it the company announced that it will let users switch on haptics when typing. This means that a tiny vibration feel would come each time a user presses a key on iPhone’s virtual keyboard. Apple’s haptics is powered by Taptic Engine — and Apple has some of the best on mobile phones though Android devices have stepped up their haptics game. Whether you’re chatting with a friend or composing an email get ready for that satisfying pulse feel.
Before now, many have had to turn to Google in order to get haptic feedback on their keyboard as the search company 2019 made haptic feedback available on the Gboard keyboard for iPhone. iOS 16 is bringing haptic feedback to your keyboard and from all looks, it will definitely give a spin, especially for users. It’ll be interesting to see how much of a difference it makes while using the stock keyboard with haptics.
Haptic keyboard feedback is just one of numerous iOS 16 updates Apple previewed at the 2022 WorldWide Developers Conference which kicked off on Monday. The feature will reportedly be disabled by default, but users can turn it on by heading over to the “Keyboard” option inside the Settings app. The developer version of iOS 16 is now available for download, the beta version is to be released next month while the final rollout of iOS 16 will be by Fall, likely alongside the upcoming iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices. The iOS 16 update will also be coming to only iPhones 8 and older devices.